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How to add tabs in dock OS X using Terminal

Dock is one of the distinguishing features of the OS X operating system and one of the interface elements that make the experience unique Mac. The panel allows you to keep before the eyes of your favorite and running applications, easily placing icons in the order you want. Unfortunately, by default it has only one separator between the application area and stacks, basket and minimized Windows.

If your dock has accumulated a large number of programs or you want to divide them into groups, then this can be done by a special command in the Terminal. It can help add to panel “invisible” icon. As they take place, the user receives the additional space that is simultaneously a separator for separating some themed apps from others.

How to create a separator in the left part of the dock

Step 1: Open Terminal from the Utilities folder.

Step 2: Copy and run the following command:

defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps-array-add ‘{tile-data={}; tile-type=”spacer-tile”;}’; killall Dock

How to create a separator in the right part of the dock

With the second command you can create a separator in the right part of the dock where the basket is located. To do this:

Step 1: Open Terminal from the Utilities folder.

Step 2: Copy and run the following command:

defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-others-array-add ‘{tile-data={}; tile-type=”spacer-tile”;}’; killall Dock

You can add an infinite number of delimiters, repeating the command as many times as required. But if you need to delete the blank icon – just grab it and take out the dock.

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